Sunday, February 19, 2006

Conotation

I have been watching ABC News again. When referring to the VP's hunting accident, they used the words "gun shot" wound. It seems to me that they should use the word "shotgun" wound instead. The images in my mind are totally different depending on which terminolgy you use. You could get really technical and use the term "birdshot" since that is what was being hunted and probably used. Of course, the terms "ratshot" or "snakeshot" could be used, since the pellets are about the same, and after all, the guy was a lawyer. "Buckshot" is another term that could be used. It sounds better, but may not be technically correct. Does this bother anyone else?

1 comment:

Buck Pennington said...

Does this bother anyone else?

Me. ME!!

I simply cannot believe all the brou-ha-ha about this. Much ado about nothing, indeed.